TripScout has announced it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding to be “the first travel app you use every day”. The investment round was led by Corazon Capital, with participation from a number of venture capital funds from across the US, including New Stack Ventures, Village Global, 500 Startups, MATH Ventures, M25 Ventures, Sandalphon Capital, Connetic Ventures and Miles Partnership.
A recent graduate of the Network Catalyst accelerator by Village Global, TripScout describes itself as the “only travel entertainment platform for the traveler that dreams every day about their next trip”.
“We are frequent travelers ourselves and realized that, while we may only travel for a few weeks per year, inspiration actually occurs every single day,” said CEO and co-founder Konrad Waliszewski. “There are tons of commoditized booking platforms and generic travel tools, but we craved daily inspiration personalized to create our own, unique trip.”
“Online travel is an $800 billion marketplace, and mobile travel itself is a $250 billion+ industry,” added CPO and co-founder Andy Acs. “Amazingly, the market still operates on untrustworthy reviews and outdated booking experiences. Today’s traveler gathers inspiration on a daily basis from social media and a wide variety of content, and we need technology that is actionable and mobile to meet their demands.”
TripScout says its platform provides a portal for visual discovery by featuring the best articles and videos from top publishers and local influencers for each destination.
The app also allows travellers to turn their inspiration into action as every restaurant, café, shop, or site featured within the content is mapped to one of TripScout’s 100 million+, constantly updated points of interest.
The TripScout app is available for download on iPhone and you can learn more at TripScout.co.